Cagsawa Ruins Park, Legazpi

The building remains at Cagsawa Ruins Park provide a ghostly reminder of a town destroyed by a violent volcanic eruption. Centered primarily on a 16th-century Franciscan church, the ruins consist of a burnt-out stone belfry and surrounding foundations. Explore the site to get a sense of how the area looked before the eruption of nearby Mount Mayon, which obliterated the town in 1814. Make your way up to the ruined bell tower, covered in jungle growth, and peek inside--townsfolk sheltered here during the eruption. Don't miss the small plaque on the outside of the structure detailing more of the church's earlier history. Add Cagsawa Ruins Park and other attractions to your Legazpi trip itinerary using our Legazpi trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The history of the ruins is already an attraction in itself. This recent visit was extra special given that the Mayon was currently erupting, though during our visit it was spewing just a few ash colu...  more »
  • It just happen that when I was there the heavy rain comes. But I told to my son that we will return again.  more »
  • Volunteers are helpful in getting the perfect shot of yourself, the belfry and Mayon Volcano. Their services is for free, but they accept tips. Try the sili ice cream sold nearby stalls. Vanilla flavo...  more »
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  • There are official guides that will walk you through the ruins, give you the history of the area, as well as serve as your photographer. And they take great pictures! There's no price set for their services, they only rely on tips/donations.. So please do be generous, it's worth it 😉
  • An amazing place. Really puts into perspective the power of nature. The ruins offer small shops for getting the little gifts to take home. The area is kept clean and tidy. Our family enjoyedit so much.
  • Great view of Mayon Volcano. A bit crowded due to its popularity. Ample number of parking with lots of souvenir shops.
  • Beautiful place to visit and learn about the past. There are some activities to do here. However, when we went here the volcano was active. You can't beat Mother nature.
  • Nice view of volcano. A little packed with tourists. But a must see if visiting the area

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